The Cause of Our Feelings

Trainer Tip •  3-5 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
3-5 minutes

Ask the Trainer: “I would love some clarity about the NVC perspective on the cause of our feelings. It seems to me that my needs may be met or not, but the cause of my painful feelings is my story around the situation.”


Apologizing in NVC Language

Audio •  8 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
8 minutes

In this brief audio, Jim Manske uses a live situation to demonstrate how to use the NVC process in an apology. Jim starts by identifying the four steps to self-connection before expressing your apology.


Compassionate Communication and Empathy’s Awakening

Article •  11 pages
Beginner Skill Level
Article
11 pages
John Cunningham provides support to deepen your understanding and practice of NVC, including a sketch of the participatory and onlooker modes of consciousness, lists of feelings, needs and sample dialogues.

Speaking Classical Giraffe

with Jeff Brown
Trainer Tip •  3 - 5 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
3 - 5 minutes

Ask the Trainer: "At one point in my practice, it was brought to my attention that some people find the use of 'formal NVC' off-putting, or mechanical. Do you have any input or insight into this?"


Understanding I’m Not Responsible for Another's Feelings

with Jeff Brown
Trainer Tip •  2-3 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2-3 minutes

Ask the Trainer: "I understand that I'm not responsible for someone else's feelings, but my girlfriend doesn't. Do you have ideas for how I could get her to understand this concept?"


How to Interrupt

with Jeff Brown
Trainer Tip •  3 - 5 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
3 - 5 minutes

Ask the Trainer: "I feel a lot of fear or nervousness about approaching a neighbor who uses 'wastebasket talk.' Once she's engaged, there are only two techniques that interrupt the flow: leaving or interrupting."


Meeting Needs While Caretaking

Trainer Tip •  7 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
7 minutes

Ask the Trainer: Can all needs be met when illness limits the capacity of one person to meet the needs of her partner?


Use of Consequences to Change Behavior

Trainer Tip •  7 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
7 minutes

Ask the Trainer: How do I respond to people who believe that consequences are necessary to change behavior?


Judging Feelings

Trainer Tip •  12 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
12 minutes

Ask the Trainer: Is it a good idea to use NVC on persistent guilt, anger or depression without the aid of others?


On Love and Empathy

Trainer Tip •  5 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
5 minutes

Ask the Trainer: Is there any difference between the concept or experience of "love" and that of "empathy?"


 
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